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Artemis edition.
Prev: >>1795763

Now that we are up to a launch per week, two fully reusable launch platforms are about to enter service and the martian/lunar transportation system is about to start its flight tests its time to have a thread that discusses space transportation infrastructure and transportation vehicles.

June schedule:
>June 8
Nilesat-301 SpaceX Falcon 9 Cape Canaveral SLC-40
>June 12
TROPICS x2 Astra Rocket 3.3 Cape Canaveral SLC-46
>June 13
CAPSTONE Rocketlab Electron Mahia LC-1B
>June 15
Various cubesats (4) KARI NURI Naro LC-2
>June 18
Bundeswehr SARah SpaceX Falcon 9 Vandenberg SLC-4E
>June 22
MEASAT-3d Arianespace Ariane 5 Kourou ELA-3
>June 28
SES-22 SpaceX Falcon 9 Cape Canaveral SLC-40
>June 29
USSF-22 ULA Atlas V Cape Canaveral SLC-41
>June 30th
STP-S28A Virgin Orbit Launcherone Cosmic Girl Mojave

Other launches TBA
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NASA’s Lunar Flashlight — a small craft to measure water ice in dark craters near the moon’s poles — will now launch as a piggyback payload on a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket late this year after delays caused it to miss a ride on the agency’s Artemis 1 mission. https://spaceflightnow.com/2022/06/06/small-nasa-lunar-probe-to-hitch-ride-on-commercial-moon-mission/
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Another step closer to the Moon! With support from teams at AdvancedSpace, NASA, and TerranOrbital, CAPSTONE is being integrated onto Photon in preparation for lift-off.
>will be launched with first CLPS mission in extra fairing space
Fucking awesome, spacex literally saves the day again
What does capstone do besides fighure out the NRHO
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>Skyrora is honoured to officially welcome SpaceX and US Air Force veteran Lee Rosen as our new COO!

>His military and sovereignlaunch background will provide unmatched insight to our team as we approach the first vertical UKLaunch.
>Targeting Wednesday, June 8 for launch of Nilesat 301 to orbit from Space Launch Complex 40 in Florida. The launch window opens at 5:04 p.m. ET and weather for liftoff is 60% favorable
We are on boys!
don't make me tap the sign
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SLS is beautiful even if its an expensive outdated corruption platform.
I agree with this except for the part where it's beautiful.
You're a massive faggot
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Why is that?
33 Raptor rocket engines, each producing 230 metric tons of force
>metric tons
I wonder if the lower launch costs associated with Starship will have the US consider the Rods from God orbital kinetic weapon concept.
The issue is the physics. Once you factor in air drag, it's only about as powerful as the same weight in TNT.

Now Brilliant Pebbles, there's an idea whose time has come again.
Astra fucked up their launch again.
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What the fuck is this thing
This is actually pretty sad, too bad the went woke.
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This they did it again
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NASA and SpaceX leadership recently met for an update on Starship, the human landing system that will take our NASA Astronauts
to the lunar surface with Artemis III.

Starship is vital to putting the first woman on the Moon: http://go.nasa.gov/3Hjzyf1
>putting the first woman on the Moon
The world of tomorrow is nearly here. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bSwopPDl3Oo
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Threadly challenge:

(you) have accidentally made several billion dollars off of crypto and are now in a position to start your own newspace company.

What product do you make? Where do you fit into the market? Who do you hire? Where do you build your facilities?
I wait for spacex’s next investment round.
How many dollaroos do you need to develop a maglev space railgun so you can shoot satellites into orbit emissions free from the northern Chilean Andean highlands?
Mitigated FONSI for Boca Chica. Basically a thumbs up to start launches pending launch license. A list of things SpaceX needs to do, but nothing drastic.
Habitation products
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>Ok. By popular demand, here is the Vulcan first flight booster being fitted out in Decatur for it’s trip to space later this year
fuck yes, Mars base in our lifetimes, anons
There better be fucking rail, I'm not going if there isn't a rail system.
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How blown away do you think they were? Do you think it will vhange anything?
NSF comment stream still running after nearly 5 hours. Gotta milk that superchat money.
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easyou,,, thats crazyou,,,Outof my Lane!,
,,,why would wewanto RULE THE UNIVERSE!!!!>evilaff.,
,,,,noway our asteroid factorys Are smelting floating ships(I've seen it),,,endless richs,,,naaaa.
Linear Aerospike is a meme
They're so soi but I can't say I blame them for milking their mouth breathing followers with endless superchats.
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Wtf is this
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Dont like the new vw bus?
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Beep beep!
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>muh special suits for a flyby
NASA is so retarded.
I honestly think them visiting was the best thing that could happen
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casefor,,thru atnosphere,,pukes outcore in vacume.,
,,,,just my guesspin.,,G-loading 10,000.
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firstshitpost,,,1977,,,boughthe copywrite to Commas,,,nowimrich!,,in friends.,
,,,anyways,,once saw DarkHorse fly,well,nothe ship,,waso high just could see the 'dounut contrail.,
,seemed fast.,seismic waves confirmed.,,Canada to Chile hotfootin!
readabout,,,puffed aluminum and how lite it can belite,,,like,ballon lite,,,,only in-0G,
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>all white men
It's a car
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First Florida tower segment rolled out last night. LR 11350 crane mostly assembled to start lifting tower pieces.

Base of the Florida tower has been redesigned to incorporate the draw works rather than having it as a separate steel structure. The tower segments are more kitted out than for the first tower with the elevator bits and cable trays pre-installed.
Chopsticks rails pre-installed too.
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Perigee Space conducted a successful Preburner test for their Blue 1S liquid engine. This is a high O/F ratio of 64, seemingly a first for the country to develop an Ox-rich staged combustion cycle engine
Looks good, they must've learned from the Starbase tower. Its exciting to have a Florida launch tower going up.
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How long will it take to be fully stacked?
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Why not?
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Still 3 segments left to be built. Should go up fairly fast though.

The launch table took the longest to build last time. I suspect its being built in modules somewhere else otherwise I'd expect the shell to be on site already.
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Sarah launches in the morning
So cool to see German military symbols on a F9
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The launch team arrived at their stations at 5pm ET for the #Artemis I wet dress rehearsal attempt. Tanking operations are set to begin on Monday, June 20: https://go.nasa.gov/3aZHAO0
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SLS is so aesthetic on the pad, it almost makes me not hate it
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Wet dress rehearsal is a success
June 20 1100 GMT - NASA - SLS: LC-39B, FL. Wet dress rehearsal.
June 21 0600 GMT - KARI - Nuri: Naro, South Korea. Performance Verification Satellite (PVSAT) and four CubeSats.
June 22 2103 GMT - ESA - Ariane 5: French Guiana. Two communications satellites for Malaysia and India.
June 25 1000 GMT - Rocket Lab - Electron: Mahia Peninsula, New Zealand. CAPSTONE to lunar halo orbit, for NASA.
June 26 0043 GMT - SpaceX - Falcon 9: LC-39A, FL. Starlink 4-21. Drone ship recovery.
June 26 - ISRO - SSLV: Sriharikota, India. Small Satellite Launch Vehicle's first orbital test flight.
June 28 2104 GMT - SpaceX - Falcon 9: SLC-40, FL. SES 22 communications satellite for US television and data service.
June 29 - ULA - Atlas 5: SLC-41, FL. USSF 12, experimental missile warning satellite for the Space Force.
June 30 1700 GMT - Virgin Orbit - LauncherOne: Mojave, CA. "Straight Up", the fifth flight dropped from a Boeing 747.
June - CAS Space - Zhongke-1A: Site 95, Jiuquan, CH. Six unknown payloads.
June - Galactic Energy - Ceres-1: Site 95, Jiuquan, CH. Two observation satellites.
June - ExPace - Kuaizhou 11: Site 95, Jiuquan, CH. Vehicle declared "retired" in April after 2020 failure.
June - CASC - Jielong-1: Site 95, Jiuquan, CH. Two private industry Earth imaging satellites.
June - Landspace: ZhuQue-2: Jiaquan, CH. Debut flight. First Chinese private liquid rocket. First Chinese methalox rocket.
Sept 20 - SpaceX - Falcon Heavy: LC-39A, Florida. NASA probe to explore metallic asteroid Psyche. Landing zone 1/2 booster recovery.
Q3 - Firefly - Alpha: California. Small satellite rideshare mission, second flight.
Q3 - Relativity - Terran 1: LC-16, FL. “Good Luck, Have Fun” debut flight.
Q3 - SpaceX - Starship: Starbase, TX. Ship 24/Booster 7 debut flight.
Q4 - NASA - SLS: LC-39B, FL. Artemis 1, uncrewed Orion capsule to lunar orbit and return to earth.
Q4 - SpaceX - Falcon 9: LC-39A, FL. Polaris Dawn missions on Crew Dragon.
>The military believes a rocket-deployed rapid reaction force would be “possible within the next 5-10 years.”
Well starship is unbelievable and material drops would be invaluable.
>you will live to see IRL space marines
Would they be part of the Space Force or Marine Corps?
Will probably end up being safer than a V22 Osprey.
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I think you mean ODST
SpaceX applied to absorb a few public roads at the Boca Chica site which would make them off limits for the public. Can't blame them, some of the roads that are public are completely surrounded by production facility. With the road gone they could knock down 2 fences and get a bit more space and worry less about running over lookyloos.
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Wasting no time in Floriduh.
Thats a big crane
I wonder what launch cadence out of Florida they are planning for.
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ESA astronaut Samantha Cristoforetti captured this image of the Italian peninsula from the Cupola of the International Space Station.
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BO finally has working engines?
>For the first time, our Huntsville engines team has installed a #BE4 engine into Blue Origin’s refurbished and historic MSFC Test Stand 4670 preparing for commissioning tests.
4 u
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Liftoff at 02:20 UTC on June 22, Kuaizhou-1A successfully returns to flight from Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center, putting Tianxing-1 satellite into orbit.
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Basically a chink icbm
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The skyhook will be the space infrastructure of the future and you cannot prove otherwise
Skyhook is retarded
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Pez dispenser has arrived
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No youre retarded
looks way different than I pictured
B7 rollout now. 2nd Florida tower segment stacked.
Looks like first booster chopstick lift attempt about to start.
I know it’s Elon numbers, but they said something along the lines of 1 starship a day between the 2 facilities.
Looking like a repeat of first ship lift. Very slow and cautious. Been several hours and they still having starting lifting yet.
Chopstick assisted liftoff!
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Elon time and numbers are real, stop spreading that reddit meme
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This shit is insane
SPMTs placed under B5 today. Next week it will likely be moved to the wide bay for scrapping and B4, moved to the display area. B5 was identical to B4 but incomplete / no engines.
What were the biggest changes so far?
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To allow time for final systems checks, we're now targeting no earlier than June 28 for the launch of CAPSTONE for
. The trajectory design means the spacecraft will arrive at its lunar orbit on Nov. 13 regardless of launch date between now and July 27
Since B4/5 to B7/8.
- Raptor 1 to Raptor 2
- 28 to 33 engines
- clustered COPVs to vertically placed inside chines
- grid fin redesign
- ship coupler redesign

I think the header tank was redesigned as well.
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Capstone engine
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>suits override engineers to launch regardless
>boing declares successful flight
>doesn't know the rocket equation
>doesn't know about the word filter
>uses an anime website despite having some weird obsession against it
>only "contributions" are reposting the same pics/vids and collages every other thread
you don't belong here
Launch escape towers are kino
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looks like an anime website to me
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They had to pop out a fin
on this day exactly one year ago
I imagine it'll be successful since they've had an entire year to improve.
33 raptor 2s is absolutely insane. Also thanks for the update
>still copy/pasting posts from sfg
that's just sad man
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Image of the day: CAPSTONE launches and is on its way to test a unique lunar orbit!
The CubeSat is enroute toward an orbit intended in the future for NASA_Gateway, a lunar space station that will support NASA’s Artemis program.
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Relativity on the pad
Raptor 2 has 45 more tons of thrust than version 1, so that adds up.
Especially with 5 more than the original version
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The start of Artemis is pretty kino I must say
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S24 mostly tiled, and they've added some black paint at the tile border. Gotta make it pretty before they blow it up.
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The cape is coming along well too
Chopstick arm and carriage parts seen on NSF's flyover posted today.
Well the world will be watching so pretty makes sense
Well itll probably be done by August then
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SSTO N1 is real
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Only have until December and then it gets shut down
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>Houston-based Axiom_Space has found the perfect place to develop its commercial orbital outpost: a sprawling facility that comes pre-equipped with a full-scale mockup of the International Space Station (ISS).
Thats very good for Axiom
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Getting frosty.
new berger kino
>NASA aims to launch the SLS rocket in just 2 months
>"We made incredible progress last week."
>On June 20, NASA successfully counted the rocket down to T-29 seconds during a pre-launch fueling test. Although they did not reach T-9 seconds, as was the original goal, the agency's engineers collected enough data to satisfy the requisite information to proceed toward a launch.
>During a pair of news conferences last week, NASA officials declined to set a launch target for the mission. However, in an interview Tuesday with Ars, NASA's senior exploration official, Jim Free, said the agency is working toward a launch window of August 23 to September 6.
SES22 infographic for the next F9 flight
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We are going!
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New cygnus drops
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The people in the Nasaspaceflight live streams are like toddlers learning new words. Following the Artemis wet dress rehearsal there's been an endless daily barrage of people asking when the starship WDR will be or is it happening now!
Honestly they are insufferable, especially with their little nicknames for shit.
I'll make you eat CROOOOOW!!!
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dolphin sex shuttles
Go back
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B4 off to join S20
Top 1/3 got cut off B5 today, probably cut it just above the common dome.
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A lot going on today. The starlink loader is lifted up to the ship's mail slot now.
what game/simulator?
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Fresh cope from NASA. WE. ARE. GOING.
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The 33 raptor setup is absolutely insane but super kino.
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New BE-4 closeup
That turbo pump is hideous.
Ship 24 has a "S24" decal on it now.
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The differences are interesting
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Rollout maybe tomorrow
Everything above the engine bells will be sealed up once they finish installing the shielding. The support structure for those panels is in place.
another penis rocket, the 69th failed flight out of the 420th design, praying to Big Chungus it doesn't blow up while Daddy Muskrat keeps fertilizing Amber Heard in his "not his house" 30 billion mega house.
Take your meds, Nathan
Everything about it is gross. Also they really didn't try to make it small did they?
Vac raptors look much better now
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Here we go
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Launch Readiness
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Looks like they are building a massive water tower at the Florida Starship launch site. A lot of shoring while they build a round concrete base on top of columns. Behind it they are building a steel tank. From a flyover I saw an estimate that the tank diameter is 20 meters.
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Gimbal test
Can they just launch already
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Going to be forced to liquidate 1/4 of his net worth and face massive tax bill for something he doesn't want anymore.
>implying those engines haven't been gimbal tested more than a dozen times on STS launches.
Light the fucking fire already and go.
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agreed just launch it
>SLS leaks like a sieve
>Boing says launch
>rocket barely gets to 300ft
>rapid unplanned disassembly
>debris fall on control building killing everyone inside
>starliner is lost with everyone on board dead
>Boing declares successful flight test
Sounds like Raptor 2 has further upgrades just a few months out. Plans are to replace hydraulic gimballing with electric linear actuators. I'm not sure if that would eliminate the need for the hydraulic power unit attached to the side of the booster.
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SimpleRockets 2
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Explosion out the bottom of B7 a little while ago.
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Yikes, now more small explosions are fires.
and black smoke. Over an hour after initial explosion.
Preliminary armchair speculation is that a mega LOX dump may have caused some nearby diesel generators to experience a runaway and explode.
Starliner isn't on SLS but it would be a good thing for artemis 1 to RUD
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Not good at all>>1824463
I think the explosion occurred due to a build up of oxygen and methane trapped below the ship within the orbital launch mount donut. Hopefully the gas stayed out of the confined cavities within the launch mount as that could mess up a lot of equipment.
Could be that no one accounted for the amount of gases building up in pre-ignition when you fire half a dozen of engines.

However should be avoidable by getting airflow to carry away the excess gases.
Heckin love science me
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Tomorrow at 8:44pm ET,
's 25th cargo resupply mission will lift off from Launch Complex 39A. Weather officials continue to predict a 70% chance of favorable weather conditions.
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> sls
That shit still nasa wtf, not even reusable
> lh2/lox
So that's why but still, if you were buying spacex like you should, artemis would be up for years.
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MISSION SUCCESS! Our first of two back-to-back national security launches for the @NatReconOfc lifted off from Launch Complex 1 at 06:30 UTC, July 13. Congratulations to the NRO and @DefenceAust on a successful deployment. Welcome to orbit!
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Looks like the estronaut is going on a raptor deep dive
>you were buying spacex like you should, artemis would be up for years.
Well they're using the starship for their lunar lander, falcon heavy for their gateway deployment and resupply and for a lot of the CLPS missions. They undoubtedly will replace the SLS as soon as the starship is tested. Problems is that the SLS contract is a bitch to get rid of.
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NASA and northropgrumman will perform a full-scale static test of an SLS solid rocket booster motor on July 21 in support of future #Artemis missions.
Exactly this, they're moving to all spacex but it takes time.
From the final starbase interview it sounds like Raptor 2.1 soon. Linear actuators instead of hydraulics for gimbaling. More flanges replaced with welds and other hardening changes to move towards eliminating need for engine shrouds on the ship / booster.

Switching to linear actuators should shrink the big hydraulic power unit on the booster. A big battery to spin a hydraulic pump, to move the engine cylinders. With actuators only the battery would be needed, which might still stay on the outside of the booster close to the engines.
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B1067 is making its fifth flight to space and Dragon is visiting the ISS for the third time.
Upcoming launches:

July 14 2044 EDT - SpaceX - Falcon 9 - 39A, Florida - Cargo Dragon 2, ISS commercial resupply
July 17 1050 EDT - SpaceX - Falcon 9 - SLC-40, Florida - Starlink 4-22
July 21 1313 EDT - SpaceX - Falcon 9 - VSFB, California - Starlink 3-2
July 22 2000 EDT - Rocket Lab - Electron - New Zealand - Classified NRO payload
July 24 0220 EDT - CASC - Long March 5B - Wenchang, China - Wentian laboratory module for the Chinese space station
July 30 - JAXA - Epsilon - Uchinoura, Japan - RAISE-3 technology demonstration payloads
July 30 - SpaceX - Falcon 9 - Florida - Starlink 4-25
August 2 - SpaceX - Falcon 9 - Florida - Korean Pathfinder Lunar Orbiter
Q3 - Astra Space - Rocket 3 - California? Florida? - TROPICS-2 & 3
Q3 - Relativity - Terran 1 - LC-16, Florida - Debut flight
Q3 - Landspace - ZhuQue-2 - Jiaquan, China - Debut flight, first Chinese private and methalox rocket
Q3 - ABL Space - RS1 - Alaska - Debut flight
Q3 - NASA - SLS - 39B, Florida - Artemis I, uncrewed debut flight to lunar orbit and capsule reentry
Q4 - SpaceX - Starship - Texas - Debut flight
You mean you can't ride a bike into space?
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130 labding bros, just a few more and the shuttle is permamogged
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All 24 payloads have been successfully integrated with Peregrine's flight decks! See what's going to the Moon later this year
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Dragon has arrived
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New starship diagram as well.
So what is the future of artemis actually going to look like?
I hope BN7 is okay..
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jwst is such a resounding success
Q4 - SpaceX - Starship - Texas - Debut flight

that's official?
>wen SP test
>SP test today?

After last week's boom, spin prime test is the parrots favorite word to post in chat lately.
Uh oh.
Between Bezos' and Musk's vision for space I prefer Bezos' not that they are mutually exclusive. Bezos wants to focus on Earth orbit and move heavy industry off Earth to help save the planet. Musk doesn't give a shit about Earth and will leave it in ruins if it helps him become emperor of Mars.
Musk doesn't give a shit about controlling mars, he wants to be the guy who made humanity multiplanetary. He wants his statue all over the colonies
No he's just against all rules unless he's the one making the rules. His concern for humanity schtick is bullshit. He's shown a fondness for using the same manipulative personality cult tactics that is putting society on a collision course with oblivion.
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Its about ego and legacy
>His concern for humanity schtick is bullshit.
Its a very important step of humanity's expansion which makes it a way to cement the legacy
Parts for a 3rd tower started showing up at the Florida construction site. Some initial speculation related to the shorter chopstick arms on the Florida tower is that the first Florida tower will be used only for launching. And that a second tower will be built near the Falcon landing pads for booster catching. That would help reduce potential for damage at what is already a very busy launch site.
That's the SCAPE crew, Self-Contained Atmosphere Protective Ensemble
They're the ones who fill the various hydrazine tanks. Hydrazine is extremely nasty.
British Aerospace MUSTARD concept, Multi-Unit Space Transport And Recovery Device
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justseeing,,rockets would benough.,all thetechnologyspace alloys,medical isolations,comms,,,general colonizing,,,,,ya,yaya,,,,wantosee LAunch!,gib,BOOMY,flammey launch,,,LANDING while flaming,,Gasmic!,
,,,,,longago,,was walkingfrom auto to launch area,,Saturn5 wasup next,,,you see ithad5 big engines,,,"3-2-1-launch."
,normaly they just zipppppp away,but NO!,only 3 engines ignited so it ssSSSSssslow liftoff,,tilting as it hoovered across thecrowd,,,gaining speed as itilted but losing altitude heading my way!,
,made like a Jousting pole gaining speed to SLAP off a cage hood fallling deadbird on the ground,,,
,,,,,POOOOP! all its parachutes puke onto the pavement,,,yup,,itsdead.
I would try to coordinate with other launch providers but chiefly space x and approach them with deals to help accelerate their endeavors in exchange for easy access to their launch platforms.
For example make a deal with space x to help manufacture starships in my own factories to help meet the quantity needed for their mars colonial endeavors and in exchange my company is allowed to use the starship platform for our own fleet saving us on R&D costs for our own launch platform.
Once launch capability is secured I would focus primarily on designing orbital construction infrastructure. Things like orbital tugs for moving spent fuel tanks in LEO into more stable orbits and orbital workshops (small temporary space stations that serve as living quarters and work environments for astronauts during space station construction) I would like to create a business that capture space junk and uses it to build functional space stations and either use them myself or sell them to countries/space agencies for their use.

Maybe also create a private astronaut candidate program/ astronaut academy training people that didn't quite make the cut for NASA/ESA/JAXA etc but could be molded into ideal astronauts then find them jobs with private space missions.
Can you be a bot somewhere else robotnigger
I think you mean Starship Troopers
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Also based yes
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Relativity space firing up
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god i love rocket engines
5th Florida tower segment stacked. That is the last one with fuel piping. The remaining segments are much simpler, just adding height for the chopsticks cable.
Go away pedo
No :)
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NROL199 looking fantastic.
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First Flight FE1 engine off to Texas for a quick acceptance test firing, then on to the Rocket Factory in Decatur.
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So they have 1 ready? How does that work? Doesn’t vulcan need 2 per flight?
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>Related to space transportation
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The chinks launched a vega copy, its ridiculous.
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POLARIS DAWN is doing more flashy training.
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Ship 24 today
Booster 7 doing a late night roll back to the launch site.
Hydraulic fitting on the chopsticks blew out, so no lift last night and a big greasy mess to cleanup.
Really why?
Because its the one that will fly and they still have a shot at beating SLS to orbit.
Booster static fire inbound:
Gods I hope they beat them.
I'm getting the impression that barring any booster anomalies during the flight they might actually try catching the first one. During the descent (if gets to that point) they should have a good idea whether everything is behaving properly. If it goes wonky they can divert into the ocean.
Can you imagine if it works first tey
They've been hitting bullseyes on most Falcon 9 drone ship landings lately, a fixed target should be pretty easy by comparison. Probably comes down to how closely the physical booster hardware matches what they are using in simulations.

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